Internally Dell makes a very big deal about work/life balance. Unfortunately, the reality is that it is fictional reading. Dell does a lot of things very well, but creating a relaxed culture is not one of them. Dell can be classified as a culture of "workaholics" because we are driven to perform at a very high level to ensure goals and and performance relate to high output.
Working at Dell is both satisfying and extremely stressful. If a person stays at Dell long enough and leaves the company that person can create a Post Dell Traumatic Syndrome. (PDTS).
However, there are many great things about Dell. There is a corporate shutdown for the week of Christmas that is a paid holiday. The PBA time is great, the vacation days are great. The benefits were fantastic when I first started, however, you will pay more out of pocket until your deductible is met, so enroll in the HSA fund.
Like I said, Dell is a great place to work for the right kind of person. It offers fantastic career opportunities as a global company, but I feel Michael may have leveraged the whole company to buy EMC. I expect to see Dell Technologies becoming publicly traded in the next three years once the EMC deal is completed.